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He Turned His Head Away by LauraTringaliHolmes He Turned His Head Away by LauraTringaliHolmes

Paper collage with décollage and gel transfers, mica flakes, ball-point pen, 8x10

Papers used: 1890 The Chatterwell Stories; 1923 Speedwriting Shorthand Dictionary; 1947 Coronet magazine; 1953 The Growing Year; 1957 Look magazine

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grayman8 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
beautiful piece!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Many thanks. :heart:
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audreysmith Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This has some terrific painterly qualities to it.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Yeah, it's the old ink I'm feeling. Coaxing it off the antique papers and into my new work is endlessly fascinating to me at the moment, and I've developed some cool techniques for doing that. Glad you enjoyed. :heart:
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Colornote Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
The composition is just fantastic - as if the whole thing were a painting. This really clicks for me.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Thanks. This one is a current favorite, holding pride of place at the bottom of my stairs, where I see it constantly. To me, it's all about the human condition and righteous action. So glad you like!
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hogret Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
This is so painterly!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I like the effects of transferring the ink from the old papers. Just the ink. Paper is never boring!
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7markus7 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
there´s very painterly looks on this collage . Apparently actual paints were not used . There is illusion of painting and illusion of perspective , nonethless the text fits in the picture well , like it was born to it . And there is some conradicting messages between the text and the images . Visually fine and thought provoking work .
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Thanks so much for the thoughtful comment. No, no paint was used...just old paper rich with ink, layered on like a big parfait and then carefully excavated. What happens is that the ink releases into the glue beneath it, and if the excavation is careful enough (and I get into the zone and am very careful indeed), the color of the ink--and the inked images and words--are preserved layer upon layer upon layer. I am gratified that you picked up on the contradictions in the piece, too--not many people take the time to see the fruit as a symbol of primordial temptation, which I had intended. That whole apple in the Garden of Eden thing....
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7markus7 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Your method sounds a bit like a monotype printing or opening a mould cast for a statue . But how doesn´t the text appear as a mirror image when printed this way ?
.. you must use paper with the images and letters on the one side only so they transfer thru the paper as they are written , i quess . Wonderful colors and textures are transmitted with this method of yours i can see
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Transferred text IS mirror image, as you can see in the text at the bottom left and in some of the text in the white horizontal strips. The "turned his head away" text is readable because I put that down first and then did the red car over it as a décollaged transfer. The process is efinitely like opening a mold, in that one never knows what will be revealed at the end. I like that aspect of serendipity.
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
Nice, Laura!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Many thanks! :heart:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is delicious, of course! And the variety of scraps and all the abrasion is great.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thanks...I like the lurking "he" suggestion in the black spaces....
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
This piece has an energetic rhythm, suggesting celebration :nod:
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
There is definitely that. I made this with my son in mind, actually, celebrating a moment of steadfastness.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
:heart:
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davespertine Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
people turn their heads away
and then they turn them back
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Yes, yes they do. Life has a most interesting way of pacing, I am finding.
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Mark-Rezyka Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Excellent!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Thank you!
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petebuck1 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love the little "pockets" going on here. this also makes me want to eat cherries/oranges and put on pink floyd's _atom heart mother_ (last track is "alan's psychedelic breakfast."
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
This would go well with Pink Floyd, no doubt about it!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
nice work
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Many thanks!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
my pleasure
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